San Vito lo Capo • Sicilian Blood, African Passion

Hostel hostel hostel! Finally a bed, after two amazing weeks sleeping in the middle of nature…adventurous and never boring, but when you find something soft under your back it is always a pleasure! We arrived at Timbuktu Hostel without expecting anything different from the sparkling atmosphere that these kind of accommodations give. But since the…

Koh Chang, Thailand • Bedrooms at Bo’s

The Thai Islands can be an intense experience whether its partying on Koh Phi Phi or diving all day on Koh Tao. If you want a slightly more undiscovered and more relaxed encounter though, Tiplr recommend you head to Koh Chang, which perfectly located for onward travel into Cambodia. On Koh Chang we stayed in…

Metelkova, Slovenia • Ljubljana’s Most Original ‘Hood

This tip comes from our Italian Explorer Alessio Amato Metelkova is a self-declared “autonomous cultural zone” located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a small European country born in 1991 after Yugoslavia collapsed.  It used to be the Slovenian headquarters of the Yugoslav National Army. The area consists of seven buildings. Inside, you may find several clubs…

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil – A Hostel for Hotel People

One of the best hostels I’ve ever been to is in Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil, and its name is Concept Design Hostel! First of all I have to say it’s not like other hostels, or it would be suitable to say that the concept of this hostel is to be completely different than the facilities…

Chiloè Island, Chile – Disconnect and Relax

The village of Chonchi is located on Chiloè Island, and has a central position. From there you can reach sites of interest and it is quieter and more picturesque than the major city of Castro. Going there, you can’t miss staying at Hostal La Tortuga, two steps to the cathedral (UNESCO heritage site). Ok, it…

Rose Goes South • Do Nothing in Santa Marta

If the 5 hour bus from Cartagena to Santa Marta has you feeling deflated then don’t worry, you won’t need to do much in Santa Marta. For this reason, this place comes with a key Tip: stay in a great hostel! We picked Drop Bear, purely because from my Australia trip previously, I loved the…

Rose Goes South • 48 Hours in Cartagena 

On a late night bus to Santa Marta, AC blowing and American chick flick dubbed in Spanish on the TV, it’s finally time to relax and to reflect on the most colourful few days of my trip so far. But this blog post poses a challenge: Cartagena Des Indias appeals to too many senses to…

Rose Goes South • A Little Slice of Paradise 

Playa Blanca is paradise. Except it’s a strange kind of paradise. Imagine a remote Caribbean retreat on an island miles from civilisation…Palm trees, white sand, clear skies, warm crystal waters, coconuts… Are you there yet? Well, Playa Blanca is basically the full whammy, but only 45 minutes away from buzzing city of Cartagena. Accessible by…

Rose Goes South • There’s Something About Guatapé

Before I write this entry I absolutely have to thank my close friend Hannah Pearson and our own Explorer, Davide, for recommending Guatape to me because I really couldn’t have missed this! Guatape is a complete paradise. After a pretty ropey 2 hour bus from Medellin after a night spent indulging in sangria and camembert…